Basic Jazz Record Library archive
Listen Cannonball Adderley: 'Somethin' Else'
Listen Mose Allison: 'The Sage of Tippo'
Listen Gene Ammons: 'All-Star Sessions with Sonny Stitt'
Listen Louis Armstrong: 'The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings'
August 1, 2001 – Armstrong exuded joy and exuberance as a trumpet player and singer as he rose to worldwide fame.
Listen Louis Armstrong: 'Best of the Decca Years'
Listen Mildred Bailey: 'That Rockin' Chair Lady'
Listen Count Basie: 'Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings'
August 1, 2001 – After breaking up due to finances, Basie's band reorganized with recordings solidifying his legend.
Listen Count Basie: 'The Essential Count Basie, Volumes I & II'
August 1, 2001 – This set featuring "the Kansas City Walk" showcases Basie at the height of his ballroom success.
Listen Sidney Bechet: 'The Sidney Bechet Story'
Listen Bix Beiderbecke: 'Singin' the Blues, Vol. I' & 'At the Jazz Band Ball, Vol. 2'
August 1, 2001 – Beiderbecke's virtuosity and originality on cornet won admiration from Armstrong and other greats.
Listen Tony Bennett: 'The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album'
Listen Art Blakey: 'The Best of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers'
August 1, 2001 – One of the greatest jazz drummers, Blakey employed powerful, rhythmic playing in the hard bop style.
Listen Dave Brubeck: 'Jazz Goes to College'
Listen Kenny Burrell: 'Midnight Blue'